Thursday 4/21/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Grover Washington Jr. – Winelight (1980)

Winelight is a 1980 studio album by jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. Released October 24, 1980. The record received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album was released by Elektra Records. It includes the Grammy Award-winning hit “Just the Two of Us” sung by Bill Withers. The track “In the Name of Love” from the album was also released in rearranged form, without Washington’s saxophone track, under the name of Ralph MacDonald and Bill Withers (on vocals).

“Winelight” 7:32
“Let It Flow (For “Dr. J”)” 5:52
“In the Name of Love” 5:26
“Take Me There” 6:16
“Just the Two of Us” 7:23
“Make Me a Memory 6:32

Grover Washington Jr. – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes (1, 3, 5, 6)
Ray Chew – clavinet (1)
Paul Griffin – clavinet (1), Fender Rhodes (2, 4)
Ed Walsh – Oberheim 8-Voice (1-4, 6)
Bill Eaton – Oberheim 8-Voice (5), arrangements and conductor
Eric Gale – guitars
Marcus Miller – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion, Syndrums
Robert Greenidge – steel drums
Hilda Harris, Yvonne Lewis, Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
Bill Withers – lead vocals (5)